Tantivy is a full-text search engine library written in Rust.

It is closer to Apache Lucene than to Elasticsearch or Apache Solr in the sense it is not an off-the-shelf search engine server, but rather a crate that can be used to build such a search engine.

Tantivy is, in fact, strongly inspired by Lucene's design.

If you are looking for an alternative to Elasticsearch or Apache Solr, check out Quickwit, our search engine built on top of Tantivy.


Features

  • Full-text search
  • Configurable tokenizer (stemming available for 17 Latin languages with third party support for Chinese (tantivy-jieba and cang-jie), Japanese (lindera, Vaporetto, and tantivy-tokenizer-tiny-segmenter) and Korean (lindera + lindera-ko-dic-builder)
  • Fast (check out the ๐ŸŽ โœจ benchmark โœจ ๐ŸŽ)
  • Tiny startup time (<10ms), perfect for command-line tools
  • BM25 scoring (the same as Lucene)
  • Natural query language (e.g. (michael AND jackson) OR "king of pop")
  • Phrase queries search (e.g. "michael jackson")
  • Incremental indexing
  • Multithreaded indexing (indexing English Wikipedia takes < 3 minutes on my desktop)
  • Mmap directory
  • SIMD integer compression when the platform/CPU includes the SSE2 instruction set
  • Single valued and multivalued u64, i64, and f64 fast fields (equivalent of doc values in Lucene)
  • &[u8] fast fields
  • Text, i64, u64, f64, dates, and hierarchical facet fields
  • LZ4 compressed document store
  • Range queries
  • Faceted search
  • Configurable indexing (optional term frequency and position indexing)
  • JSON Field
  • Aggregation Collector: range buckets, average, and stats metrics
  • LogMergePolicy with deletes
  • Searcher Warmer API

Supported programming languages

  1. Rust
  2. Python
  3. Ruby

License

Tantivy is released under the MIT License.


Resources